Tonight I made my yeast starter for the Allagash Tripel I'm brewing tomorow. I usually don't make yeast starters and I tend to just trust the Wyeast smack packs and the cell counts they advertise. But because of the high gravity of the Tripel, and this being my first Belgian beer, I thought I should do it right and make sure I had a proper fermentation with good cell counts, so I made a starter. Hopefully it works out well. We shall see.
So with this, I have a question for you all. When I made the starter, I didn't smack the smack pack and just poured the yeast in the jug. I decided to pull the smack pack out and see what it looks like. It's basically a small package of wort. You can see it in the picture just next to the starter. On to the question.....would it be feasable to save this and over time as I mack starters, keep them until I have enough Wyeast wort to make a starter with that wort instead of buying DME and using that? Also, if it would work, am I really cheap by trying to save $6? Let me know your thoughts, but I think I'm on to something.